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Villa Savoye, Poissy

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
Designed by famed Swiss architects Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, Villa Savoye represents a modern architectural masterpiece open to the public. The Savoye family commissioned the house as a country retreat in 1928, and it was finished in the early 1930s. The home became Corbusier's best-known building from the era, as it exerted an enormous influence on the international modernism architectural movement through its design. During World War II, Nazis sent the family to a concentration camp and used the house for storage. After the war, the French government took ownership; it was designated a historical monument in 1965. Plan your Villa Savoye visit and explore what else you can see and do in Poissy using our Poissy tourist route planner.
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  • It took a thematic tour on "Heritage 2016 days" for us to discover the "genius", certainly questionable, but undeniable of Le Corbusier. The use of reinforced concrete allowed him to escape "bearing walls" thus making the 'free' to develop voluntarily living area: place to live, gardens, terrace, wide windows holes all this in order to enter the living space as light as possible. Let's not forget that all of this was happening around 1927-1930. Being not a specialist, I recommend you to visit the Villa Savoye to learn much more.
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  • relatively close to the capital, to an RER of distance, the little town is cute, it is worth going a couple of hours. The House has a small park around (free) to sit on the grass or on the benches and make a pic nic or rest :)
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  • Beautiful building which has been classified in the world heritage of humanity: Finally a recognition, to Poissy.
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  • This is a start point in the world's modern architecture and house building !
  • Part of the French pilgrimage for all architects. This building represented Corbusier's 5 point manifesto. Easily among the top 5 buildings of the twentieth century in terms of influence to this day.
  • Best architecture on 5 points
  • A must see if achitecture is one of your interested, it amazed me how modern this building is and it was done almost 80 years ago. The should mentioned more as tourist place to visit
  • Probably one of the most influential buildings of the last few centuries. #killin_it
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